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A mosquito net for winter

19 January 2021 / Maayk

The mosquito threat is most commonly tied to the summer season. But, in practice, a mosquito net for the winter season is an excellent accessory and great upgrade for a cozy bedroom. Having a mosquito net surrounding your bed in the winter has several advantages. Here are a few examples to convince you of why you should not put away the mosquito net after summer.

The winter proof bedroom

Is your bedroom already winter proof? You may have brought out the thick duvet and your electric blanket is ready to be switched on. Many people think that this is the moment the mosquito bed canopy should be removed. Mosquitoes tend to die out, but high quality mosquito nets don’t just protect against these pesky insects.

A Bambulah mosquito net covering your bed provides a cozy feeling, its premium fibres create a screen that keeps some of the cold air from reaching your bed and it gives your bedroom that fantasy-like appearance.

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Common myths about mosquitoes in winter

Now we will debunk some common misconceptions about using mosquito nets during winter and provide factual information to illuminate the reality of their benefits throughout the colder months.

Myth 1: Mosquitoes Die in the Cold, So Nets Are Unnecessary.

Reality: Some species hibernate and can become active indoors or during warm spells. Nets offer continuous protection.

Myth 2: There are no mosquito-borne diseases in winter.

Reality: Mosquito-borne diseases can be a risk in mild winters or from travelers returning from warmer areas. Nets reduce this risk.

Myth 3: Mosquito nets are only effective against mosquitoes.

Reality: Nets provide a barrier against a variety of pests, including flies, spiders, and bedbugs, offering year-round protection.

Myth 4: Using a mosquito net in winter is uncomfortable and impractical.

Reality: Modern nets are lightweight, breathable, and can add an extra layer of insulation, enhancing comfort without being impractical.

Myth 5: Mosquito nets are difficult to install and maintain during winter.

Reality: Many nets are designed for easy installation and low maintenance, making them a simple and effective year-round pest control solution.

How are we doing so far? How inclined are you to get a mosquito net for your bedroom? We have more reasons for it below.

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Benefits of using a mosquito net in winter

The advantages of maintaining this protective barrier year-round are quite significant; in our opinion it provides benefits to health, comfort and peace of mind.

Continuous protection

Mosquitoes and other biting insects are often thought of as summer pests. However, the reality is that their threat can persist year-round, particularly in regions with mild winters or in heated homes where dormant mosquitoes can become active again. This consistent barrier ensures that your sleeping area remains a safe haven from pests, regardless of the season.

Preventing early spring outbreaks

A lesser-known advantage of using mosquito nets during the colder months is their role in preventing early spring mosquito outbreaks. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in standing water during late winter, which may hatch into larvae during unexpected warm spells before spring officially begins. 

Improved sleep quality

The presence of a mosquito net around your bed can significantly improve sleep quality, not just by offering protection against mosquitoes, but also by serving as a barrier against other winter pests such as flies, spiders, and even bedbugs. 

The psychological comfort of knowing you are protected from these pests can lead to a more restful and uninterrupted sleep. Moreover, the fine mesh of a mosquito net allows for adequate ventilation, ensuring a comfortable sleeping environment. This is especially important in winter when indoor air quality can decline due to less ventilation and heating systems circulating dust and allergens.

Extra layer against the cold air

The extra layer provided by the net around your bed can actually trap a small amount of warmth, creating a slightly warmer microclimate in your immediate sleeping environment. This effect is similar to using an extra blanket, but without the added weight or bulk, making it an excellent option for those who prefer not to be weighed down by heavy bedding.

How to choose a mosquito net for winter

You must be convinced by now. Surely. So let’s move to the next step: selecting the right mosquito net for winter use. Here are some tips and considerations to help you make the best choice.

  1. Material: Look for nets made from high-quality, durable materials that are fine enough to prevent insects from entering but also allow for good air circulation. Polyester or 100% organic cotton were our choices – and we’re kind of experts on the matter.
  2. Mesh Size: The mesh size is crucial for balancing insect protection and ventilation. A mesh size of 156 to 200 holes per square inch is effective against mosquitoes and other small insects while ensuring airflow.
  3. Size and shape: Ensure the net is large enough to comfortably cover your bed or sleeping area without gaps. Mosquito nets come in various shapes, such as box or bell; each offers different benefits in terms of ease of use, space, and aesthetics.
  4. Installation ease: Consider how easy the net is to install and take down. Some nets come with frames or self-supporting structures that can be more convenient but might require more storage space.
  5. Treatment on the net: Some mosquito nets are treated with insecticides like permethrin for added protection. While this can be effective against insects, decide if you prefer a treated net or a non-chemical barrier based on your personal or family’s health sensitivities and environmental considerations. Bambulah mosquito nets are not chemically treated in any way.

Use your mosquito net effectively

  • Proper installation: Install the net to ensure there are no gaps where insects can enter. It should drape over the bed and tuck under the mattress or be securely attached to the bed frame.
  • Regular maintenance: Keep the net clean and free of tears or holes. Inspect it regularly and repair any damage promptly to maintain its effectiveness. Wash it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Ventilation: While ensuring your net is sealed against pests, also make sure your sleeping area remains well-ventilated. A properly installed mosquito net should not impede air flow significantly.

Combine it with other protective measures

In areas with a higher risk of insect-borne diseases, combine the use of mosquito nets with other protective measures that we cover in our article about getting rid of mosquitoes at home.

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Conclusion: Mosquito nets from Bambulah

At Bambulah we sell the best quality mosquito nets. If you didn’t leave this article to buy a mosquito net for winter yet, we have a mosquito net in our range that fits perfectly with your bedroom style.

Just think if you want round canopy mosquito nets, a square canopy and if you need the mosquito nets for a single bed or a double bed. Do you have a question, or would you like to receive advice? Do not hesitate, and feel free to contact us! We would be happy to take a look with you.

The mosquito net has been upgraded to a must have in my bedroom. I have the largest bed for sale in the Netherlands and the XXL fits beautifully with walking room on all sides for enter/exit and making the bed. Very durable too, only small, easily fixable holes after 3 years of daily use.

Erik

Author

Maayk

Maayk is the co-founder of Bambulah, a sustainable bed canopy / mosquito net brand. With a wealth of travel and expat experience, he's woven cultural richness into Bambulah. His passion drives the brand's success, and Bali is his inspiration. Within less than 3 years, Bambulah is now among the world's largest mosquito net brands, committed to sustainability.

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